Sunday, August 21, 2011

The music of August

Haven't caught up in this space in a bit and speaking of bit, there will be that type of music and more at the Latin Electronic Music Festival taking place August 24th through 27th (see how quickly I switched topics oh and by the way, the festival is this week, yes Wednesday until Saturday). And again. On Sunday, August 28th, from 6-9PM Chicago rock band [.DESCARGA.] celebrates their new release The Things We Do at Joe's Bar on Weed Street. It's free and early so no silly excuses, kitties. Meow meow.

[.DESCARGA.]'s drummer, Anthony Macias, will be collaborating with Mexico City electronica artist Kampion on Friday, August 26th as part of the FMEL. Also that night, Pepe Mogt (Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich & Fussible) with his project Latinsizer, one of the founding members of the Nortec Collective Presents: Clorofila, plus VJ Thai, VJ Gabriel Noquez and DJ Wero.

Bakersfield, Cali boys Velorio are in town this weekend. They played as part of the line-up for the 1st annual Unisono Festival that took place at Pilsen's Zocalo. That was followed up by an amazing, dance-til-your-feet-hurt performance at Junior's. I'd remembered they were full of copious amounts of energy but hot damn, they exploded into a whole new parallel music universe that's just being discovered and they're the leaders in that exploration. Velorio knows what's up! They kept us on our toes as they rock'n'rolled their way through traditional raza beats and rhythms, ch-chchch'ing girls hips' in sexy tribute to Fito Olivares' generation. Wow. It was a beautiful thing. I've been craving one of these nights for awhile. Thank you, Velorio, for making it a great weekend of music in Chicago.

I'll have more updates throughout the week, including FMEL artist biographies, music samples and more. Tune in to the Music Vox on Wednesday at 7:30PM CST for my Enchufate segment. 89.5FM WBEW if you're in Chicago, otherwise stream it live at

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